RESPONSIBLE

RESEARCHERS

  • Dr. Cristóbal Cara Corpas
  • Dra. Encarnación Ruiz Ramos
  • Dra. Inmaculada Romero Pulido
  • Dr. ​Manuel Moya

RESEARCH AREAS

Biorefinery from lignocellulosic wastes: o Assessment of agricultural, forestry and agro industrial residues for the production of fuel bioethanol and other chemical products, such as xylitol, antioxidant compounds and oligosaccharides.

  • Pretreatment and fractionation of the biomass with different technologies.
  • Fermentation of hemicellulosic sugars.

Removal of heavy metals from liquid effluents: o Bisalingof heavy metals by biological techniques, mainly wit microorganisms isolated from waste water.

  • Tests in discontinuous or continuous mode (biofilter).
  • Study of the mechanisms of metal-microorganism interaction.

Olive oil and fat technology: o Improve olive oil processing process to increase the process yield and quality of the oils, with olive groves of different varieties and intensive, super-intensive and traditional crops.

  • Elaboration of oils with high content of antioxidants.
  • Improvements in the use of by-products of the mill process.
  • Improvement of the competitiveness of the olive industry sector.

New sustainable ceramic materials from waste:

  • Assessment of different industrial and agricultural residues as a raw material for new ceramic materials for a sustainable and energetically efficient building.
  • Characterization of the new ceramic products developed.

RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Period

09/02/2011 at 30/04/2016

Biomass from olive residues as source of energy and chemicals products. Subproject 1: ethanol and co-products production

  • Funding Entity: Andalusian Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science
  • Principal Researcher: Dr. Eulogio Castro-Galiano
  • Budget: 121,070 €
Period

06/07/2011 at 30/07/2016

Modification of equipment and optimization of the mill process to improve the industrial fat yields and the quality of the oils in intensive and super intensive olive groves

  • Funding Entity: Andalusian Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science
  • Principal Researcher: Dr. Manuel Moya-Vilar
  • Budget: 234,497 €
Period

21/12/2013 at 20/12/2017

Modeling and optimization of the elaboration process of olive oils for enhancing their organoleptic characteristics.

  • Funding Entity: Andalusian Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science.
  • Principal Researcher: Dr. Francisco Espínola-Lozano.
  • Budget: 195,370 €.
Period

01/01/2015 at 31/12/2017

Designing and optimization of a sustainable biorefinery based on olive waste biomass and its related industry: techno-economic and environmental analysis.

  • Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • Principal Researcher: Dr. Encarnación Ruiz-Ramos.
  • Budget: 145,200 €.
Period

02/01/2015 at 29/07/2016

Improvement of technologies and tools, e.g. biosystems and biocatalyst, for waste conversion to develop an assortment of high added value eco-friendly and cost-effective bio-products.

  • Funding Entity: European Commission.
  • Principal Researcher: Dr. Eulogio Castro-Galiano.
  • Budget: 39,900 €.
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PUBLICATIONS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

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PHD THESES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Date

09/10/2015

Simulación y valorización de residuos de la industria oleícola en la producción cerámica.

  • Author: José Antonio de la Casa Hernández.
  • Director: Dr. Eulogio Castro Galiano.
  • Institution: University of Jaén.
Date

08/05/2015

Aprovechamiento integral de la paja de colza mediante fraccionamiento de sus componentes.

  • Author: José
  • Director: Dr. Eulogio Castro Galiano.
  • Institution: Aprovechamiento integral de la paja de colza mediante fraccionamiento de sus componentes.
Date

17/11/2015

Techno-economic and environmental assessment of the use of lignocellulosic residues for biofertilizers production.

  • Author: Valentina Hernández Piderahita.
  • Director: Dr. Carlos A. Cardona Alzate and Dr. Eulogio Castro Galiano.
  • Institution: University of Jaén.
Date

2016

La biomasa del olivar como fuente energética y de bioproductos. Avances hacia la biorrefinería del olivar.

  • Author: Juan Miguel Romero García.
  • Director: Dr. Eulogio Castro Galiano y Dr. Encarnación Ruiz Ramos.
  • Institution: University of Jaén.
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